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The Editors  |  Aug 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Professional photographer and Shutterbug contributor James Patrick has no shortage of great photography-related tips so we had him step in front of the camera recently to share them with our readers. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 25, 2019  |  0 comments

It's no secret that professional photographers are less concerned with cameras and lenses than they are with understanding and controlling the light that allows their images to be made.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Feeling in a funk about your landscape photography? Maybe you just need a jumpstart and photographer Mark Denney has some quick tips he says helped him "instantly" improve his own landscape photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Rikard Rodin is a master of creating Photoshop composites. In the below video from Advancing Your Photography, Rodin shares five tips on how to create amazing photo composite images using Photoshop.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Making it as a landscape photographer is no easy feat. First of all, there’s lots of competition from some very talented photographers. Second of all, everyone’s competing for a smaller piece of the photographic pie, monetarily speaking that is.

Karen Foley  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  0 comments

The days of the studio portrait using a solid color background are mostly behind us – thankfully. To get your images noticed these days, photo portraits need to be active, inventive and most importantly personal.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 13, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're looking for some basic but helpful tips on how to shoot tack sharp photos of landscapes, a great place to start is the below video from photographer Attilio Ruffo. In the clip, which was shot at various locations around Lake Tahoe, Ruffo shares five tips on how to maximize sharpness in landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re new to Lightroom, and feel somewhat bewildered by the myriad of options available, take a deep breathe, watch this quick tutorial, and you’ll have the basics down in no time. In just eight minutes, you’ll learn a simplified method for uploading your images and editing them without frustration.

Steve Meltzer  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

On September 9, 2019, legendary photographer Robert Frank died at the age of 94. At the heart of Frank's photographic legacy was his groundbreaking book "The Americans." As one critic wrote about that seminal book: "(it) changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. It remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century."

Chris Crosby  |  Mar 25, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the things that most budding photographers forget to focus on is light. When we are beginning our photography journey there are many things to be learned. We have to learn how to use our camera, understand the exposure triangle, master camera settings and composition to name but a few.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There's more to shooting landscapes than wide-angle lenses. In fact, wide-angles are often less effective when shooting vast landscapes because they simply capture too much of the scene. If you want to photograph landscapes with interesting composition and impact, try a telephoto lens, according to photographer Mads Peter Iverson.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 05, 2020  |  0 comments

The eyes, they say, are the windows to the soul. But they're also the doorways to great photographs. If the eyes in your images look flat, dull or, even worse, lifeless, your portraits will likely look the same.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Sure, you love photography, but have you ever wondered whether you could make money doing the thing you love? That’s the question Atlanta-based photographer Evan Ranft discusses in the below video, titled “How I Make Money with Photography.”

Tracie Maglosky  |  Nov 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes working with natural light is the best way to create a stunning portrait. I love lighting, don’t get me wrong and I use artificial light almost always. However, sometimes, the opportunity is right to allow natural light to be the only source.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

What's a softbox and how do you use it in photography? What are the best ways to use a softbox to light your subject for portraits?

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